Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Immunization http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/immunization/condition-rss Immunization en-us Tue, 26 Mar 19 14:58:14 +0000 Tue, 26 Mar 19 14:58:14 +0000 Measles: Low Vaccination Rates Leaving Communities Unprotected http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/kimberly-mckeirnan-pharmd/2019/03/measles-low-vaccination-rates-leaving-communities-unprotected Measles, although highly contagious, can be prevented altogether through widespread vaccination. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 The Effects of Vaccination http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/the-effects-of-vaccination What are the risks and benefits associated with vaccines? Mary Koslap&#8208;Petraco DNP, PNPPC&#8208;BC, CPNP, FAANP of Stony Brook University School of Nursing and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner House Calls explains the effects of vaccination. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Facebook: Taking Steps to Combat Vaccine Misinformation http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2019/03/facebook-taking-steps-to-combat-vaccine-misinformation Vaccine misinformation is part of the growing problem that is creating a public health crisis, especially surrounding the global measles outbreak. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Senate Hearing Concludes That Credible Information Is Key to Improving Vaccination Rates http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/senate-hearing-concludes-that-credible-information-is-key-to-improving-vaccination-rates Expert witnesses all testified that there is no evidence to support the belief by some parents that vaccines cause autism.&nbsp; Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Study: 2 Strains of HPV Decrease Due to HPV Vaccination http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/study-2-strains-of-hpv-decrease-due-to-hpv-vaccination Investigators from the&nbsp;CDC Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Impact Monitoring Project&nbsp;(HPV-IMPACT) sought to determine whether HPV types 16 and 18, which are responsible for approximately 70% of cervical cancers worldwide, are also decreasing. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Latest CDC Report Shows Widespread Influenza Continues http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/latest-cdc-report-shows-widespread-influenza-continues The agency urges the public to receive a vaccine if they have not already done so. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Pharmacist-Tech Teams Increase Immunization Rates in Elders http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/pharmacisttech-teams-increase-immunization-rates-in-elders The CDC has declared immunizations one of the greatest health achievements of the 20th&nbsp;century, but vaccination rates among adults remain suboptimal. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 The Virus Research of Jonas Salk Led to Polio Vaccine http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/karen-berger/2019/02/the-virus-research-of-jonas-salk-led-to-polio-vaccine For this edition of Throwback Thursday, we look back in time at Jonas Salk and his research. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Monday Pharmaceutical Mystery: February 25 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/gunda-siska-pharmd/2019/02/monday-pharmaceutical-mystery-february-25 Why is this patient requesting the flu vaccine in the middle of June? Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Influenza Vaccine Efficacy May Be Reduced in Older Adults http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/influenza-vaccine-efficacy-may-be-reduced-in-older-adults Study findings also suggest a path forward to create even more effective flu vaccines. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Vaccinations Promote Heart Health http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2019/February2019/vaccinations-promote-heart-health Immunizations lower the risk of cardiovascular complications, preventing serious illnesses and saving lives. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Influenza-Associated Hospitalization http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/pregnant-women-at-higher-risk-for-influenzaassociated-hospitalization Writing in&nbsp;<em>The Journal of Infectious Disease</em>,&nbsp;they noted that pregnant women tend to be treated as high-priority patients when it comes to influenza prevention and treatment, but they said there is relatively little evidence clarifying exactly how outcomes differ for pregnant women versus nonpregnant women. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Influenza Vaccines Prevented Thousands of Deaths in the Previous Flu Season http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/influenza-vaccines-prevented-thousands-of-deaths-in-the-previous-flu-season The flu vaccine prevented 7.1 million illnesses, according to the analysis, along with 109,000 hospitalizations, and 8000 deaths, during the 2017-2018 influenza season. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Unvaccinated Teens Doing Research, Getting Immunized http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2019/02/unvaccinated-teens-doing-research-getting-immunized Amid a global measles outbreak, some teenagers are questioning their anti-vaxxer parents about not vaccinating them against many dangerous and deadly diseases. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Seasonal Influenza Activity Increases in the United States http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/seasonal-influenza-activity-increases-in-the-u Throughout the country, 47 states and Puerto Rico experienced this in the week ended February 2. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Study Links Flu Vaccine to Lower Hospitalization Rates in Patients With COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/study-links-flu-vaccine-to-lower-hospitalization-rates-in-patients-with-copd Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who receive a flu vaccine are significantly less likely to be hospitalized with influenza. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 New CDC Report Shows Serious Adverse Effects are Rare With Shingles Vaccination http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2019/02/new-cdc-report-shows-serious-adverse-effects-are-rare-with-shingles-vaccination Zoster vaccine recombinant, adjuvanted (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline) was approved in October 2017 for the prevention of the viral infection in adults 50 and older. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 CDC: 10 States Have Reported Measles Cases This Year http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/cdc-10-states-have-reported-measles-cases-this-year At least 79 individual cases of measles in the United States have been reported since the start of 2019. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Minimize the Likelihood of Vaccine-Related Adverse Reactions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2019/January2019/minimize-the-likelihood-of-vaccinerelated-adverse-reactions Pharmacists Should Carefully Screen for Contraindications and Precautions Before Immunizing Patients. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 CDC: Seasonal Influenza Activity Remains Elevated http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/cdc-seasonal-influenza-activity-remains-elevated Overall, 3.1% of people in the United States sought treatment from their health care providers for flu-like illness during the week ended January 12, 2019.<br /> &nbsp; Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000